SMA Activities Report (January – March 2016)
Mr. Lai King Min, the President attended a Briefing Session on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) by YB Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade And Industry at Imperial Hotel, Kuching on 15 January 2016. YB Dato' Sri said that TPPA is a major initiative slated for making Malaysia a more attractive investment destination, apart from creating a larger trade market to spur the economic development of the country.
From right: YB Datuk Ahmad Maslan, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry; YB Datuk Haji Julaihi Bin Haji Narawi, Assistant Minister of Industrial Development (Investment & Promotion) Sarawak; YB Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry; YB Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, Second Minister of Resource Planning and Environment and Minister of Public Utilities cum Minister of Industrial Development; YB Datuk Peter Nansian, Assistant Minister of Industrial Development (Industrial Estate Development) Sarawak at the Briefing Session.
Mr. Lai King Min, the President and wife attended the 50th Anniversary Dinner of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sarawak (ACCCIS) at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching.
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the Secretary General attended the 254th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Mr. Lai King Min, the President attended a Briefing Session on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) by YB Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade And Industry at Imperial Hotel, Kuching.
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the Secretary-General attended World Customs Day Celebration 2016 at Wisma Customs, Petra Jaya, Kuching.
SMA Council Members attended the President’s Chinese New Year Open House.
Mr. Li Wing Fong, SMA Honorary President and Council Members attended Mr. Lai king Min, the President’s Chinese New Year Open House on 9 February 2016.
SMA Council Members posed for a photograph with Mr. Lai King Min (5th right), at the President’s Chinese New Year Open House.
Mr. Lai King Min, the President attended meeting of Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) East Malaysia Region at Pejabat Pusat Khidmat Dewan Usahawan Bumiputera Sarawak.
Some members attended Synergistic Networking Event for Food and Services Sector organized by Workforce Development Unit under Chief Minister Department Sarawak at Pullman Hotel, Kuching.
Synergic networking is a networking event between the government agencies, training institutions and industries. The session provides a venue for establishing synergistic networking between the training institutions and the industries. The get-to-know session is geared towards establishing close relationship between all stakeholders so that they can work together to realize the manpower requirements.
Mr. Lai King Min (President), Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo (Secretary -General) and Mr. Stephen Hii Hium Ung (Council Member) attended Chinese New Year Gathering hosted by Sarawak Timber Association at Wisma STA, Kuching.
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the Secretary General attended the 255th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Mr. Lai King Min, the President attended a Luncheon convened by Datuk Abang Haji Abdul Karim Tun Abang Haji Openg, the President of the Sarawak Chamber of Commerce & Industry at Sarawak Club.
The purpose of this luncheon was to discuss forming a joint council between all the chambers of commerce in Sarawak to speak with a united voice on all matters that affect the business community in the State especially in relation to federal policies; examples include the workers' levy, EPF policies, SOCSO policies, labour laws as they relate to Sarawak human resource development, funding etc.
Mr. Yantoultra Ngui, a reporter from The Wall Street Journal interviewed Mr. Lai King Min, the president on the operating environment for manufacturers in Sarawak fare under the Sarawak state government headed by YAB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
Madam Chan Khyuen Tshin (wife of the late Mr. Ho Ho Shen, former President of SMA) passed away peacefully on 23 February 2016. Mr. Lai King Min (President), Mr. Yeo Jui Yong (Treasurer) and Mr. Yeo Eng Hock (Executive Secretary) visited and expressed their sympathy and condolences to the family of the late Mrs. Ho on their recent bereavement.
10th Meeting for 35th SMA Council was held at SMA Meeting Room.
Mr. Lai King Min, the President attended a meeting to discuss the organizing of Open Interview on 1Malaysia Training Scheme (Skim Latihan Satu Malaysia) State Level Sarawak 2016 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). The meeting was convened by Workforce Development Unit under Chief Minister's Department.
Mr. Joseph Lau Ka Hoo, the Secretary General attended the 256th Sarawak Industrial Coordination Committee (ICC) Meeting at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Kuching.
Mr. Yeo Eng Hock, the Executive Secretary attended Presentation of the review of the Labour Ordinance (Sarawak Chapter 76) in Line with the compliance of all obligations in chapter Labour TPPA. The Presentation was organized by Department of Labour Sarawak at Auditorium, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar, Kuching.
Malaysia needs to implement reforms and improvements in labour legislations within two years after signing of the TPPA, the laws were the Trade Unions Act 1959; Industrial Relations Act 1967; Employment Act 1955; Sabah Labour Ordinance (Chapter 67); Sarawak Labour Ordinance (Chapter 76); Private Employment Agencies Act 1981; Workers' Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act, 1990 and the Children and Young Persons (Employment) Act 1966.
Presentation of the review of the Labour Ordinance (Sarawak Chapter 76) in Line with the compliance of all obligations in chapter Labour TPPA was organized by Department of Labour Sarawak at Auditorium, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar, Kuching on 24 March 2016.
Datu August anak Buma (centre), Director of Labour Department Sarawak delivered a speech before the Presentation. Mr. Kesavan a/l Karuppiah (left), Principal Assistant Secretary of Labour Policy Branch, Ministry of Human Resources was the speaker of the Presentation.
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The Economic Planning Unit under Prime Minister’s Office and the Sarawak State Government through Workforce Development Unit (WDU), jointly organized the Open Interview on 1Malaysia Training Scheme (Skim Latihan Satu Malaysia) State Level Sarawak 2016 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).
Some SMA Member Manufacturers participated in the Open Interview on Training Scheme 1Malaysia, including KKB Engineering Bhd, Lee Fah Mee Sdn Bhd, Lian Hua Seng Sdn Bhd and Asteel Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary company of YKGI Holdings Berhad, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. Mr. Lai King Min, the President attended the Launching Ceremony of the event.
Some members attended Productivity-Linked Wage System (PLWS) Colloquium and Straight Talk organised by Department Of Industrial Relations Sarawak under Ministry of Human Resources at Merdeka Waterfront Hotel, Kuching.
Productivity-Linked Wage System (PLWS) Colloquium and Straight Talk organised by Department Of Industrial Relations Sarawak was held at Merdeka Waterfront Hotel, Kuching on 28 March 2016.
From left: Mr. Sugurma Saminatho, Senior Manager, Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC); Mr. Ramakrishna Govindasamy, Director of Department of Industrial Relations Sarawak; Mr.Fong Khei Por, Director General of Department of Industrial Relations Malaysia; Puan Hashima Hassan, Director of Harmony Division, Department of Industrial Relations Malaysia.
Productivity Linked-Wage System
Productivity-Linked Wage System (PLWS) is a wage system which establishes a link between wages and productivity or performance that will ensure that any increase in wages commensurate with higher increase in productivity or performance. The system enables employees to obtain a fair share of gains that arise from productivity growth and performance improvements.
The way forward for flexible and competitive wage system that enabled companies to make quick adjustment on wages. It will ensure job stability and reduces the likelihood of retrenchment in the event of an economic slowdown. Wage restructuring is about making wages more flexible and competitive. With a flexible wage system, company can adjust the variable components based on the business conditions.
In good times, employees can look forward for bigger bonuses and better incentives when both company and employees perform well.
In bad times, employees will have greater job security as company can make quick adjustment on wages to avoid retrenchment.
In line with the Eleventh Malaysia Plan (2016-2020), labour productivity is targeted to grow expected to create 1.5 million jobs by 2020, with targeted improvements in labour productivity through the continuous shift from labour- intensive to knowledge
intensive and innovation-based economic activities.
For further information on Productivity-Linked Wage System (PLWS), please log on to:
www.plws.gov.my or contact:
Department Of Industrial Relations, Ministry of Human Resources.
20-01 & 20-02, Aras 20, Somerset Gateway Kuching, No. 9, Jalan Bukit Mata, 93100 Kuching.
Tel: 082-418112/418113, Fax: 082-41 9121
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Posted Date: 31 Jul 2016